Newcastle prepares for Urban Games

Young people onTyneside will be competing in rap battles and street dances as part of Newcastle's Olympic Games.

The Urban Games come after the end of the official Olympics but before the Paralympics in London.

The third annual event will see young people going head to head in alternative sporting and art activities including dance, rap, DJ-ing and skateboarding - among other things.

The Games were set up by youth development charity Solar Learning Services CIC in 2009 and now attracts 300 competitors.